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Top events in London on Tue 16th Apr 2019

In this lecture, we provide a brief history of text processing and look towards the future when the computer sonnet or love poem might become a reality.
 6pm to 7pm
 
 Barbican
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The exhibition showcases how humanity has used medicine to extend life and defy death throughout time.

Defying Death: A Human Journey Through Medicine

 9:30am to 9pm
 Euston
 Ends on Tue, 16th Apr 2019
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The Charles Dickens Museum explores the pivotal role of food in the author’s life and novels and give new insights into the experience of dining with Dickens.

Food Glorious Food: Dinner with Dickens

 10am to 5pm
 Clerkenwell
 Ends on Sun, 21st Apr 2019
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This is the V&A Museum of Childhood’s first major exhibition to focus on fictional pirates and their influence in popular culture.

A Pirate’s Life for Me

 10am to 5:45pm
 Bethnal Green
 Ends on Mon, 22nd Apr 2019
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This exhibition showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking diversity of life on Earth.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

 10am to 5:50pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Mon, 29th Apr 2019
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The exhibition features ceramic artworks dispensing scents inspired by the Horniman Gardens, and a soundscape based on the chemical processes occurring in plants and trees.

The Lore of the Land

 10am to 5:30pm
 Forest Hill
 Ends on Tue, 30th Apr 2019
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Showcasing the most spectacular space photography of its kind, the exhibition celebrates ten years of awe-inspiring images shot by astrophotographers worldwide.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year Exhibition

 10am to 4:30pm
 Greenwich
 Ends on Sat, 4th May 2019
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This exhibition is the story of humanity’s ever-changing relationship with our nearest star.
 10am to 6pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Mon, 6th May 2019
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The first major exhibition on Tudor and Jacobean portrait miniatures in the UK for over 35 years.

Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver

 10am to 6pm
 Soho
 Ends on Sun, 19th May 2019
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This display presents six innovative projects from the collections of the RIBA and the V&A, each demonstrating a unique experiment in social housing design.

A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing

 10am to 5:45pm
 South Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 26th May 2019
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A major exhibition of works by Martin Parr, one of Britain’s best-known and most widely celebrated photographers.

Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr

 10am to 7pm
 Soho
 Ends on Mon, 27th May 2019
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Regular Events - Tuesday 16th April 2019

A free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
 12:45pm to 1:45pm
 
 Strand
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A tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed.
 12:45pm to :
 
 Strand
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Tower Bridge opening times

Tower Bridge is not due to open today. The next scheduled opening is on Wed 15th May at 12:15pm